How do I transfer files with a PC running Linux (Ubuntu) via the mobile hotspot (not through wifi)? (Perhaps with another third-party application)
The set up of file transfer between Android device and Linux PC is similar to Windows and can be achieved in a variety of ways.
I created simple tutorial illustrating the simplest way to do it (without need for extra tricky terminal commands in Linux, or installing additional packages)
- Mobile hotspot
- Linux PC (running any linux distro eg Ubuntu, Mint, Kali etc but for this tutorial I used Zorin OS) with Wi-Fi functionality
- Android file explorer capable of FTP/SMB/SFTP protocols (I used ES explorer for this task)
- Connect Linux PC to hotpsot.
- Open ES File explorer and go to Networks >> Remote Manager (FTP protocol) and turn on service. See screenshot.
- Open terminal Ctrl+Alt+T and type
ifconfig(just to be sure the PC was assigned a correct IP by the DHCP) The dhcp range is
Using File manager from Unity Launcher head to Connect to server under Other Locations and input FTP server details and port number (ftp//192.168.43.1:3721/)
Enter login details or leave as anonymous:
From now you can access files in your android device on Linux PC, and can perform various actions e.g copy,paste etc (some names hidden for other reasons)